Ben Bampton picks apart the way the term climate anxiety obscures both the reality of climate collapse and the experience of mental health sufferers.
After Lewandowski hit 20 goals for the 2019-20 season, our Sports writers put forward their own Greatest Strikers of the Modern Era, in an attempt to challenge Bayern’s big No.9. It’s late October. The season is well warmed up, with clubs and players alike finding the form – and with it the expectations – that […]
The ‘death of photography’ debate is not a new one. As digital photography made strides past film in the 1980s, so the smartphone, internet era now seems to threaten photography’s status as a profession and an art form. However, while the traditional (if it ever was) industry and practice of photography faces undeniable challenges, this […]
I could start this column with a caricature. I could start it with a quip, a bit of sarcasm, a charade or a smash – any half-decent, satirical ‘break-and-enter’ to set the scene. But I can’t. For the first time, I can’t find the words. And it’s obvious – really obvious – why. Because I’m […]
The hate-hate relationship between North Korea and the US is flourishing. After Pyongyang launched a series of ballistic missiles last summer, the hermit state has gone temporarily passive, with the threat dipping below the boil of media-frenzied, imminent war to a steady simmer. But the tensions persist. Coupled with the threat of nuclear arms, the […]
‘It’s getting tickly now – squeaky-bum time, I call it.’ It was 2003 when Sir Alex Ferguson unloaded this gem of a phrase onto the footballing world. Taken to by giggly commentators and pundits ever since, squeaky-bum time has found its neat little perch in the bookshelf of football jargon, picked out whenever big games […]
Oh to be a Hammer. Life at the London club – west Newham’s official favourite – has never been an easy ride. Indeed, the club’s iconic anthem, made international by the Greenstreet film, is one of blowing bubbles: watching them rise (to about mid-table) and then burst. But even for the oldest supporters (the rustiest […]